Hi all, I'm 36 and have been working through the ropes of Hashi's for the past 3 years now. I first went in for fatigue and low libido and with the help of a local naturopath and some T3/T4 my thyroid seems mostly under wraps. My testosterone, as it turns out, is around 300 - that of an 80 year old man, according to my endocrinologist. My libido has been in the crapper for the past couple years, and a recent dating experience pretty much sealed the deal for me. I just don't get turned on much these days, if at all.
Why is this in the thyroid forums, you ask? At one point, my endo had prescribed 137mg of synthroid and within 6 months I was having some serious "hyper" symptoms including chest tightness, random panic attacks, insomnia... I actually ended up in the ER one night thinking maybe I was about to have a heart attack. However, for a couple weeks before I switched to my naturopath and my dosage went back to normal, I found myself noticeably more horny, thinking sexual thoughts, and finally feeling "up to speed" down yonder. It was a stark difference and I'm pretty bummed that I had to risk a heart attack to feel sexually normal.
My question is, what is it about too much thyroid that would return my libido to normal? Is this a Hashi's thing? Should I aim to get my TSH back into that range (was 0.08 at the time, and is now back to 1.86) or was the increased libido just symptoms of being hyper?
Just trying to connect all the dots. Those couple weeks felt like finally coming out of the clouds only having to go right back in again.